Google is big business in Mountain View, but it's located in a cul-de-sac business park two miles from the city's transit center. "Personal rapid transit" may be the answer to solving the company's commuting challenges.
Mar 20, 2012 California Planning & Development Report
Drawing on 2010 Census data, the Coalition for Smarter Growth highlights the prevalence of alternative transportation in the nation's capital.
Feb 22, 2012 Greater Greater Washington
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is celebrating its 35th anniversary and is finding ways to ascertain exactly what the agency has brought to the region.
Dec 12, 2011 The Atlantic
Rocco Pendola discusses the potential for electric vehicles to emerge as a meaningful mode of alternative transportation in the United States.
Mar 30, 2011 Seeking Alpha
No matter what alternatives it can think of, the Obama Administration remains baffled why most Americans are still attached to their cars, says Fred Barnes.
Mar 4, 2011 The Weekly Standard
Jeff Prant of Carbusters pays a visit to New York's Times Square, and marvels at its transformation into a true public square.
Jan 13, 2011 Carbusters Online
Is the isolation of personal rapid transit truly viable for mass transit?
Sep 29, 2010 TheCityFix
The Shweeb is a person-powered monorail that currently only exists as an amusement park attraction in New Zealand. But with a $1 million Google grant, the creator may yet see his dream of a commuter Shweeb system.
Sep 28, 2010 Popular Science
A system of escalators in Hong Kong, installed in 1993 to create a new connection between districts, has become an unusual and popular way to commute Hong Kong's steep streets.
Jan 11, 2010 BBC
An often cited reason for not using alternative transportation is the unpredictable: what if I need a car for something unexpected? A non-profit is now offering guaranteed rides to those who ride transit, bike, or walk, up to $100 per year.
Sep 15, 2009 San Jose Mercury News